British oil worker shot in Ethiopia named as Jason Read (BBC)

Above: The victim, aged 39, was from the southern English
town of Portsmouth. He was an employee of British firm IMC
Geophysics International.

Friday, 9 April 2010
A British geologist working for an oil company who was shot dead in Ethiopia, has been named by the Foreign Office as Jason Read. The 39-year-old, who was from the Portsmouth area, was killed during an ambush on Monday near Danot in the conflict-stricken Ogaden region. He worked for IMC Geophysics International – which was subcontracted to Malaysian oil giant Petronas. The company has said it was “shocked and saddened” by the killing. Read more.

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1 Response to “British oil worker shot in Ethiopia named as Jason Read (BBC)”

  1. 1 Harry Apr 16th, 2010 at 6:56 am
    Travel warning have been issued by The State Department .The State department alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia before and after national parliamentary elections scheduled for May 23, 2010, and recommends against all but essential travel to Ethiopia during this period. This Travel Alert expires on July 1, 2010.

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